August 2015   
Upcoming Events


Presbyterian Men
6:30 PM
Meet at church on 1st Wednesday every month EXCEPT in October. PRES. MEN will meet on OCT. 8th.


Second Sunday Lunch
Fellowship potluck lunch for all on second Sunday of every month following worship service


Knit Wits
4:00 PM


LitWits Book Club
5:00 PM
Book List for 2015 (Jan.-June)
Meets 2nd Tuesday each month
5:30 – 6:30
First Presbyterian Church

January All the Light We Cannot See--while set mostly in Germany and France before and during the war--is not really a “war nov


Knit Wits
4:00 PM


Day Circle
2:00 PM
Circle meets at church at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome.
Evening Circle
6:00 PM
Evening Circle meets at residences at 6:00 p.m.


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  • Sign Dedication
  • Pentecost 2015
  • Kitchen Help for Jean's Party
  • Jean's All Smiles-someone else is playing the piano
  • Dick Smith Entertains at Jean's Anniversary Party
  • Farmer's Market....Great Helpers
  • Farmer's Market La Grange Texas
  • Packing Party 2015-The fun continues
  • Packing Party...great mission project
  • Letting People know we're here
  • Mirror Ball Sets the Tone at the First Annual Dance
  • Great DJ kept them on the floor
  • Birthday Boy Cuts a Rug
  • The smart way to work
  • Out with the Old
  • In with the new!
  • Presby's at Work
  • Presby, Methodist and Lutheran come together for Sunrise Service
  • What a family!
  • Movie Food
  • Movie Night
  • Church Picnic
  • Church Picnic
  • Praise Band
  • Church Picnic
  • Blessing of Quilts

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We now have a new church email address.  That address and the one to use in the future is


        We here at First Presbyterian Church of La Grange, Texas want to thank you for dropping in to our website.  If you are a “frequent flyer” to this page, we hope you will let us know if anything is incorrect or out-of-date.  If this is your first time to check us out, we hope that you will go to the various menus and learn more about our mission opportunities, our people, and our programs. My wife Pam and I came to La Grange to retire, but the spiritual energy and people dynamic here drew me out of retirement to be the pastor of this wonderful church!

        So look closely, I think you just might find just the place where God wants you to be …

Summer Music Program
First Presbyterian Church of La Grange is continuing their summer music program with two Sundays of our own Dick Smith.  First up Dick will be joined by his daughter  on Sunday Aug. 1, followed by Dick and Choir members on Aug. 9.

Next up will be the St. John's Jazz Trio with a special treat.  A concert at 6:30 PM  on Sat. Aug. 15,night prior to the church service Aug. 16 at 10:30 AM where they will be providing special music.  The St. John's Jazz Trio has been performing together for over ten years at St. John's School-related events.  Last Fall we decided to expand our horizons, starting with a performance of hymn arrangements at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Missouri City.  For our performance in La Grange we will be playing pieces by two master arrangers--Jack Schrader and Mark Hayes-- in a variety of styles, including Gospel, contemporary Christian, Latin Jazz, spirituals and even a bit of New Age


John Knox Ranch HELP!!

On Saturday evening, May 23, 2015, the Central Texas/Hill County area around Wimberley and Blanco received a huge amount of rain, causing extensive and record-breaking flooding. John Knox Ranch was not exempt from the damage.


The Dining Hall is demolished to the point of being irreparable. There is significant water damage and debris all the way down to the chapel steps. The river was 1/2 way up the steps that go up to the cabins.

The Pool and Meeting House were also under water. The pool pump house (and its equipment) is a loss. The Meeting House had at least 7' of water in it. We are going to try to salvage it.


Their plan is to be able to open on June 10 when Camp is scheduled to start.

For a list of items they need and help/work crews and jobs please check out the following:


And of course $$ are also helpful.

The session decided last night to have a special basket passed around while the children are picking up AMEN donations specifically to help John Knox Ranch get back on it’s feet.  We will be passing around this donation basket for the month of June.  Think how many children are helped by being able to attend a Christian summer camp.












In Loving Memory of David Schneider

This Young Woman Makes Us Proud




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Contact Us  
First Presbyterian Church
205 South Franklin Street
P O Box 368
La Grange, Texas 78945
Phone (979)968-9424
Fax 979-968-4076
Regular Schedule  
  • 9:15 AM
    Sunday School
  • 10:05 AM
  • 10:30 AM
    Morning Worship
Summer Music 2015




July 26 – Janet Parker

August 2 – Ryan Smith and Dick Smith

August 9 – Dick Smith & Choir

Aug. 15-St. John's Jazz Trio Concert

August 16 – St. John's Jazz Trio

August 23 – Janet Parker?

August 30 – Alto Ensemble

School Supplies Needed

Amen Food for the Month

AMEN food for the month of May is soup, pasta and canned meats....but we need everything so anything is appreciated!

Farmer Market

First Presby Farmer's Market stand is closed for the season but will be open as soon as there is fresh produce.  All proceeds and unsold items will go to benefit AMEN.  We also need people to "man" the booth each Sat. from 8-noon.  There will be a sign up sheet in the fellowship hall for attending the booth.  If you have produce to share you will be able to drop it off on Saturday mornings during farmer market times or call Bobbie for pickup.  If you have suggestions for items to sale or just want to bake some cookies let Bobbie know. 

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